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Joseph Z. Romero “Pepe”


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On the 12th of July Joseph Z Romero, also known as Pepe, was called home to our Savior Jesus Christ to spend eternity with him. Our Joey died peacefully at home with his loved ones at his side.
Joey was a Tobosa resident for 37 years. He was briefly employed by Longhorn Manufacturing as a boxer.
He loved spending time with his roommates Ramon Linares and Felix Acosta but most of all he loved his girls: Karla Fierro, Jamie Carrasco, Tia Vialpando, Beatrice Carrasco, Lydia Castillo, Fran Apodaca and Juanita Martinez. Those girls always brought a smile to his face even when he was sick. He enjoyed his music and a cold Bud Light.
Joey was born July 6, 1948 in Roswell to Conrad and Aramita Romero. Joey leaves behind a brother Gilbert Trujillo and Joann Archuletta, Sisters Viola Barela from Denver Co. Doris Lucero and Mary T Trujillo (Teri) and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind numerous friends that loved him like family from Tobosa Developmental Services. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Valencia, Clyde Hornsby (Tommy), Mario Silvas, Steve Kane, Ramon Loya Jr. and Hector Coronado. Honary pallbearers are all the staff of Tobosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and adopted parents Pete and Juanita Trujillo.
The family wishes to thank all the staff from Cedar House and all the employees of Tobosa; Ruby from J&J; Anita and Pastor Tim from Kindred Care Hospice.
A visitation will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Monday, July 17, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. with Deacon Howard Herring officiating. A burial Mass will be held at St. Peter’s on Tuesday, July 18, at 10 a.m., with Father Charlie Martinez officiating with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.